Combat Airlifter Publishing Guidelines and 2016 Combat Airlifter Archives

Combat Airlifter Newspaper Archive 2018

The Combat Airlifter is published by the North Pulaski Printing Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force, under exclusive written contract with Little Rock Air Force Base. This is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services.

Contents of the Combat Airlifter are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force or the North Pulaski Printing Inc. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Affairs office of 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base. All photographs are Air Force photographs unless otherwise indicated

The deadline for article submissions to the Combat Airlifter is noon Friday. If a holiday falls on Friday, the deadline then becomes 4 p.m. Thursday. Articles will be published on a space-available basis. Submission does not guarantee publication.

To place an ad in the Combat Airlifter, call (501) 982-9421. To share a possible story with the 19th Airlift Wing, call (501) 987-6744 or email


Deadline: All elements of this website are updated daily, as time and mission requirement permit. In order to ensure adequate coverage or advertising of an event, information should be submitted no later than one week prior to the event. If submitting self-written material, please send to public affairs no later than close of business on Friday of the desired week you'd like to see it run.

Rewrite: All copy submitted will be rewritten as needed to ensure it conforms to Air Force journalism guidelines for news writing. This includes conforming to the guidelines in the Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law and appropriate story length.

Prominence:The location and manner in which an item is presented on this website will be determined by the Public Affairs officer.

Recurring Columns: Recurring columns from base agencies are normally discouraged because of the time and commitment required to keep the Web pages up to date. Units requesting dedicated space on this website must designate a content manager, and prepare and submit six months of content prior to page publication. The public affairs officer will determine if a request for a recurring column has merit.

Award Winners: Stories and/or photos of award winners are limited to group-level and higher. Awards below wing level may be mentioned in a regular (news or spotlight) column and published on a space-available basis.

Change of Command: Stories and/or photos are limited to group-level or major tenant organizations. Squadron-level change of command announcements may be published in the "news briefs" column.

Photos: Photos normally accepted for publication include on-the-job action photos. Photos containing photos containing classified information, alcoholic beverages or cigarettes, dress and personal appearance violations, safety violation or which compromise force protection measures will not be published. Photos should be accompanied by a brief description of the action pictured, the date of the photo, the ranks, names and units of people featured in the photo, and the rank and name of the photographer.

Fund Drives: Coverage will be limited to those campaigns authorized by Air Force regulations, namely the Combined Federal Campaign and the Air Force Assistance Fund.

Coordination: Articles published on this site will be coordinated with affected agencies as deemed appropriate by the Public Affairs officer. Controversial or "sensitive" articles will be coordinated with the commander, and higher headquarters, when necessary, before publication. Changes to style or news writing will only be made when directed by the Public Affairs officer.